Pickups for Historic les paul

sroyboyk

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I just got a G0 and want to change the pickups. I play progressive rock and 80's metal. Any suggestions for the bridge and neck? Oh, I forgot to mention I don't like EMGS. Thanks,
 
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Call me odd, I like the Gibson 500T, I like the SD JB. Although, I've really been digging the stock 57 Classics.
 

rrhea

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Call me odd, I like the Gibson 500T, I like the SD JB. Although, I've really been digging the stock 57 Classics.
Yup. The Gibson 496R humbucker and 500T humbucker are ridiculous for metal. If you plan to use your Historic for that type of music these are about as good as it gets and they don't cost a fortune.

Hit me up in PM if you want to sell your original BBs. ;)

RR
 

HRydarcik

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I just got a G0 and want to change the pickups. I play progressive rock and 80's metal. Any suggestions for the bridge and neck? Oh, I forgot to mention I don't like EMGS. Thanks,

If you want to sell your old pickups, let me know.
 

Drowned Rabbit

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Here's my PUP recommendations for LP's

WolfTone Legend set for blues to rock
WCR IronMan set for metal

The Legends are my favorite PAF type PUP.
Really warm and vintage sounding, not
modern at all

I just put the IronMan set into my LP maple-
top Custom. All I can say is, WOW! These are
the best PUPs I've heard for metal. They can
do any era from 70's Black Sabbath to 80's
Power (Iron Maiden) to Thrash, Death, and
Black Metal. They're really warm and unbelievably
clear for being so powerful (ceramic8/22K). I'll
have a thorough review posted soon.
 

lgehrig4

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Love my Wolftone Dr Vintage set. Hotter and clearer than the Burstbuckers I had in my R7.
 

rick13

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If you don't check out the WB website....you will regret it,
fantastic pickups.
Rick
 

rrhea

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The boutique pups are cool. I just took out an Ironman from my R7 and installed a Goodwood. A local Gear Pager and buddy lent me a slew of pups to play with and I have many, many more to go. ;)

I can say this, so far... if you want to play metal there are much cheaper and perfectly viable options out there than a set of $375 pickups. ;) The Gibson ceramics I mentioned earlier, or some hot Duncans would be just fine.

Or you could spend $375. :D

RR
 
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I would fully agree with choice of Wagner's pickups for Les Paul. Ther are ridiculously expensive (I discussed an issue of real manufacturing expenses with one PU maker) and price is based on fame they got among guitarists. Still, they offer great choice of vintage and modern sounds for LP. Much better than any DiMarzio, Duncans or EMGs I tried.
New stock Burstbuckers are really fine, too (not to mix with old BBs)
On the other hands 500 XL or 500 L from Bill Lawrence costs ridiulously low compared to the quality.
 




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